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LITHIUM CARBONATE

Lithium is used to treat and prevent episodes of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people with bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods). Lithium is in a class of medications called antimanic agents. It works by decreasing abnormal activity in the brain. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

1.01M
Medicare Part D Claims
$19.4M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 107,797 $1.83M
New York 86,771 $1.34M
Pennsylvania 74,564 $1.18M
Florida 58,638 $890K
Texas 57,849 $948K
Ohio 56,940 $904K
Massachusetts 49,294 $792K
Illinois 43,725 $680K
Michigan 39,619 $669K
North Carolina 37,289 $613K
Missouri 31,905 $474K
Virginia 31,636 $467K
Wisconsin 31,272 $560K
Washington 30,921 $538K
New Jersey 29,610 $435K
Tennessee 29,010 $466K
Indiana 25,951 $426K
Maryland 23,511 $348K
Minnesota 23,059 $438K
Arizona 23,022 $354K
Connecticut 21,038 $329K
Georgia 20,450 $306K
Kentucky 18,836 $284K
Oregon 18,320 $329K
Alabama 18,162 $247K
Colorado 17,713 $315K
Louisiana 17,176 $243K
Iowa 15,626 $215K
South Carolina 14,007 $228K
Arkansas 13,897 $204K
Puerto Rico 13,307 $148K
Oklahoma 12,646 $186K
Mississippi 12,331 $183K
Maine 11,853 $199K
Kansas 11,088 $167K
West Virginia 10,605 $159K
Nebraska 9,313 $145K
New Hampshire 8,240 $127K
Rhode Island 8,132 $132K
Idaho 8,128 $132K
Utah 8,039 $129K
New Mexico 6,790 $99.9K
Nevada 5,551 $99.9K
Vermont 4,935 $91.2K
Montana 4,525 $73.4K
South Dakota 3,890 $53.4K
Delaware 3,217 $57.8K
Hawaii 3,188 $51.6K
North Dakota 2,607 $44K
Alaska 2,374 $38.6K
Wyoming 1,669 $31.2K
District of Columbia 1,666 $27.8K
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »


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Top prescribers for LITHIUM CARBONATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MEREDITH FINE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled410

SEATTLE

Washington

MICHAEL DEAL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled404

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

EDWARD ZUZARTE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled402

BALTIMORE

Maryland

JOSEPH SPARE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled395

MARION

Ohio

JOSE GAMBOA MD

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled393

ANAHEIM

California

ERIC MOFFET MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled390

KINGSPORT

Tennessee

ELEAZAR SAN-AGUSTIN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled387

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

FAY CANNON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled384

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

JAMES GRINDLE PMH NP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled382

BANGOR

Maine

KAYCIA VANSICKLE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled376

JASPER

Alabama

ROBERT SANDERS D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled373

EL CAJON

California

TODD ROSEN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled370

FLINT

Michigan

JASWANT KHOKHAR MD

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled369

BAKERSFIELD

California

ROHIDAS PATIL MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled366

DECATUR

Illinois

ANANT SHAH M.D.

Cognitive Behavioral Psychologist

Claims Filled365

FLINT

Michigan

ERIC BARNES D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled359

COLUMBIA

Missouri

DENNIS LOVE PAC

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled357

BUTLER

Pennsylvania

MAHMOOD RAHMAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled357

VANDALIA

Ohio

UZMA EHTESHAM MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled356

NORTON

Virginia

ARDASHES MIRZATUNY M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled355

FRISCO

Texas

AJITH POTLURI M.D.

Psychologist

Claims Filled355

CHAMBERSBURG

Pennsylvania

NARSIMHA MUDDASANI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled354

EAST SAINT LOUIS

Illinois

JOHN JULIAN MD

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled353

BOSTON

Massachusetts

PUNYABRATA ROY M.D.

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled353

CENTRE HALL

Pennsylvania

NEAL FELLOWS D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled350

TRAVERSE CITY

Michigan